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Joint statement on Yemen
A joint statement from the Governments of the UK, USA, Saudi Arabia and UAE following a meeting about the situation in Yemen.
The Foreign Ministers of the U.K., U.S., the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates met in London on October 16 with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. The Ministers expressed strong support for the efforts of the UN Special Envoy and his plan to present as soon as possible both parties with a roadmap that provides a clear vision of the security and political steps required to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The Ministers agreed on the urgent need to address the humanitarian crisis and end the fighting.
The Ministers called on all the Yemeni parties to work determinedly with the UN Special Envoy in accordance with the GCC initiative, the National Dialogue Outcomes, and relevant UN Security Council resolutions. All parties must demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to compromise. Unilateral steps, including those actions in Sanaa to form political institutions, are incompatible with a peaceful resolution, and will not be granted legitimacy. The Ministers expressed concern about the economic situation including the independence of the Central Bank, and called on all parties to respect and preserve the integrity of government and financial institutions.
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